Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fun for Drunken Comic Book Geeks!

I've been playing around with Heromachine lately. For those of you who don't know, it allows the artistically challenged to create their own super-heroes by placing a bunch of predrawn pieces together to form a completely new character. Very similar in spirit to one of the best toys ever- the Mighty Men and Monster Maker. Except without the colored pencils.

Just for shits and giggles I tried hitting the random button and discovered it's a helluva lot more fun this way. If you're looking for some good dumb fun, try it out. As with so many stupid pastimes, it's always better with a group. When your multicolored abomination of a character is finished see who can give it the most appropriate name and backstory. You're guaranteed minutes of fun!

Here are just a few of the hideous beings I created with the mere push of a button.

Now the only thing left to do is name the freaks and give them amusing mini-origins. Maybe you guys can help me out.

*It looks like a few people have given this little game a whirl. Jonni, curator of the High Velocity Super Disco gives us a lovely origin for the crazy Mohawk dude while Erich, of the Fish Flavored Baseball Bat , presents a few of his own freakish heroes for your consideration.

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Anonymous Fortress Keeper said...

Oooo, fun. I'm going to have to get back to you after I make a few of my owm - much more boring - heroes.

Such as, MaxiMan!!!!

8/24/2006 1:10 PM

Blogger Brandon said...


I can't wait to see.

Just remember, the crappier the better.

8/24/2006 1:12 PM

Blogger jonni said...

You know how, Manga always have really long absolutely mental names like Megaton MARS Patrol Total Warzone! i.e. a complete mish-mash of random nouns?

Well, looking at these guys is like what you'd get if you actually put pictures to those words...

8/24/2006 1:48 PM

Blogger Brandon said...

Yeah. I'm pretty sure that last dude works for Super M.O.H.A.W.K. Crocodile Avenger Force 9.

8/24/2006 2:46 PM

Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

You just created the Justice League of Enid, Oklahoma

8/24/2006 2:49 PM

Blogger Brandon said...

Does that mean there exists a Secret Society of Enid, Oklahoma Super-Villains for them to wail on?

8/24/2006 3:17 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

Just wait 'til the Crime Syndicate of Enid, Oklahoma-2 shows up.

8/24/2006 9:25 PM

Blogger Brandon said...

Hmm...Antimatter Oklahomans.

I like it.

8/24/2006 10:04 PM

Blogger Kanto_Gamer said...

The first one should be named Tumoria...

lots of random parts...

I'm gonna make my super crap heroses. lol

8/25/2006 6:06 AM

Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Antimatter - What you call your uncle's wife because of the stuff that oozes from her open sores.

Just wait until I write Crisis on Infinite Enids

8/25/2006 10:47 AM

Blogger Brandon said...

Kanto: Tumoria. Nice.

Dwayne: Mmmm...open sores...

I'd actually like to read that.

8/25/2006 11:51 AM

Blogger Kanto_Gamer said...

open sores.... cripes!!!

8/26/2006 1:16 AM

Blogger Erich said...

In honor of the '90s Image-style overdone look, and as a paraphrase of one of the classic expressions of Marvel hype, I hereby give #3 the name...


Yes, his senses-shattering costume will literally shatter your eyesight, while his very existence shatters all logic in the universe.

8/26/2006 1:48 AM

Blogger Brandon said...

He does sort of look Liefeldian. Liefeldish?

8/26/2006 2:48 AM


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